Archive for March 2011

File Associations Broken Windows 7

March 8, 2011

File Associations broken.  This file does not have a program associated with it.

This has happened me twice now with updates that don’t appear to have taken as they should.  After the update even clicking on a folder or file just gets the ‘this file does not ….’ message.  This often happens as the result of a virus attack.

If it happens to you, run your anti-virus, and then go here and download the File Association Fixer which when installed will sort it all out for you with just a few clicks.  This is an excellent little piece of software!


Jerky Video Windows 7 Solution

March 7, 2011

Jerky Video Windows 7, Video Fault Windows 7, Video Freezes W7

This one drove me nuts for a while. I found the solution was to install K Lite Codec pack and untick in media player as many of the options for contacting the internet as possible.

You can get it here: 

Go to Autoplay in the Control Panel and reset all settings to default. Reselect your choices later.

Restart your computer and video playback should be back to normal.  It may be a W7 thing, but lots of people are reporting the same problem.